Increase Miller Elementary School's Science Fair
Over one hundred young scientists participated in Increase Miller Elementary School’s Science Fair on March 12. Projects ranged from understanding the science behind brain freeze to discovering if earthworms were teachable, and much more.
- What cleans copper pennies the best? Jake tested 5 solutions. He found that lemon juice mixed with sea salt made the pennies the brightest and shiniest.
- What paper is the best for making paper airplane? Julia, Penny, and Anneleise tested construction paper, tracing paper, and card stock. "The lighter the paper, the farther the airplane would fly," they concluded.
- Which brand of French fries are the greasiest? Dylan, Sam, and Will’s hypothesis was Arby's. Their sight and taste tests proved it.
- Which sports helmet withstands the most force? Chris and Scott strapped helmets onto watermelons and dropped them from various heights. The winner? The bike helmet!
exploration and discovery
Meeting Science Mentors
Visiting scientists, identified by their white lab coats, included John Jay High School science students and dozen professionals from the community.
They conferred with the students about their projects and awarded stickers and a certificate to all participants.
”The team of judges were really impressive," said Principal Kerry Ford. "The children enjoyed hearing about their different occupations as they introduced themselves.”
Visiting Scientists Contribute to Authenticity
INSPIRING A LIFE-LONG LOVE OF SCIENCE
“Our goal is to inspire a lifelong love of science and kindle our kid’s curiosity in the world around them,” said Sarah Hodgeson, the parent who organized the science fair.
“I really enjoyed seeing all different kinds of projects and the high participation from kindergarten through fifth grade,” said Principal Ford. ”The children were really proud!"
- Zuza Landis: Invisibility Lenses: A Cloaking Devise Made of Lenses
- Juliet Maharaj: What Can Prevent Apples from Browning
- Sanjana Satheesh: Freezing Liquid
- Kate Steven & Molly Mirsha: Does Gum Make You Smarter
- Carina Bernstein and Neha Nitta: Global Warming
- Brooke Volpicella and Megan Hume: Teaching Earthworms
- Arjun Puskuru: Audrino Remote for Lego Trains
- Eve Tambor and Genevieve Illingworth: How Acids and Bases React
- Ronnie Weisfelner and Ella Shapiro: Taste Test